Watches

Apparently it is not enough that Richard Mille watches look different from other watches on the market. Richard Mille owners want their watches to look different from other Richard Milles. The new RM...
Despite its ongoing predilection for big, beefy Royal Oaks, Audemars Piguet’s legacy in ultrathin watches dates back to 1967, when the brand introduced its automatic Calibre 2120, one of the world’s...
From January 26 to February 11, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain will host an exhibition that celebrates its iconic Fifty Fathoms watch, a timepiece commissioned by the French Navy Seals in 1953, and the...
Matthew Norman’s L’Audacieuse table clock ($14,990) embodies the company’s evolution from a reproducer of traditional carriage and officers’ clocks to a manufacturer of resolutely modern timepieces...
Echoing the increasing influence of automotive design in fine timepieces, Buben & Zorweg’s Phantom Time Mover watch winder ($6,340) channels the spirit of a sporty roadster. The aluminum case is...
This holiday season, Panerai was inspired by the spirit of watches past to come up with the special-edition PAM 029 Luminor GMT ($7,400). Like the original model from 1998, this reintroduction is...
Geneva’s Roger Dubuis is now employing the latest micro-mechanical technology, but not in the way you might think. The interior of the company’s newest Excalibur 45mm Chronograph ($51,900) is a...
Wine writers have hailed 2005 as one of the best vintages of French Bordeaux in decades, if not longer. After maturing such exceptional wine, the 200-year-old oak casks used to age Château Latour...
With its parent company Richemont’s acquisition of Geneva manufacture Roger Dubuis in 2008, Cartier leveraged the facility’s location by adding workshops that enabled the Paris brand to attain the...
Audemars Piguet looks skyward and contemplates time from a celestial point of view with the extremely limited Special Edition Millenary Astrologia Perpetual Calendar for women ($100,200). As the...
A limited edition of five pieces, the mechanical Vaucher Fleurier hand-engraved movement is encased in sapphire crystals and 54.9 of carats diamonds, which took 60 days of labor for gem-setting. The...
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon is hardly a squared retread of 2004’s landmark multi-axis tourbillon. Rather, the timepiece is a bold model that cleverly employs a new kind of balance...
This model is a modification of the company's famous perpetual-calendar mechanism that revolutionized the complication in the mid-1980s. IWC has added a digital display with an energy-storing...
Panerai’s 47-mm, steel-cased, in-house tourbillon is as technical as it was unexpected, turning on an axis different from any other tourbillon and faster than most at 30 seconds per revolution. The...
The idea behind the Diane "was to create a very strong watch for a woman," says vice president of design Sandrine de Laage. "We wanted to combine the importance of high complication with a unique and...
With a chain and fusee mechanism as well as free-sprung balance with the company's in-house hairspring, the Richard Lange Pour le Merite may be the most accurate wristwatch to emerge from the...
From Roger Dubuis’ S.A.W. line, this new version of the EasyDiver houses a mechanical self-winding movement inside a 300-meter water-resistant case. The movement bears the Geneva Seal hallmark.
Patek Philippe's 6104 presents the sidereal time display originally created for the company's ultra-complicated Sky Moon Tourbillon. The star chart depicts the night sky above Geneva as it wheels...
Perhaps the most accurate timepiece the company has yet built, the Jules Audemars Chronometer builds on the previous learning the company has acquired with its new escapement design. The openwork...
Derived from the Sympathie line, this new version of the EasyDiver is a watch that combines sporting elegance and a high level of technical sophistication. The 18-karat rose-gold case with rubber...
Conceived by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Moonstruck is a graphical astronomic watch that depicts the relative positions of the Earth, moon and sun. The wearer can interpret not only the phase of the moon,...
Although you can buy this watch only as a set with two of the company's other high complications, the Grande Sonnerie is still a collectible achievement in musical watchmaking. The watch is capable...
Designed as an homage to the watchmakers’ double tourbillon, the Invention Piece 1 uses an off-centered double tourbillon 30°, with the outer tourbillon 4-minute rotation indicator and inner...
It might be easy to overlook DeLaneau, given the company’s size and limited distribution network. Yet the superlative quality of its watches keeps this small Geneva-based operation on the radar...
Set with diamonds and gemstones, the Dior Christal Tourbillon transforms what was a fashion design into one of the most balanced jeweled complications made in years.
In 2005, Parisian jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels presented its Midsummer Night’s Dream high-jewelry collection depicting impish fairies rendered in sparkling gems. A year later, the brand...
According to Hélène Poulit-Duquesne, Cartier International’s watch marketing director, the original idea for the Cirque Animalier de Cartier emerged from an exercise in creative free sketching by the...
For the first time, Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel have moved from their customary finishing technique to an openwork format, and the results are spectacular. This watch displays an innovative...
The L.U.C. Chrono One comes in a 42-mm case and is limited to 100 pieces in white gold. A brand-new automatic chronograph movement, L.U.C. 10 C is an integrated double-pusher column-wheel chronograph...
The F.P. Journe Minute Repeater Souveraine is a much more modest timepiece than its celebrated older sibling, the Grande Sonnerie Souveraine. But to compare the bells and whistles of these two...

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